After a year?s break, the AFIAL show returned to Madrid?s Pabellon de Cristal for its fourth edition and, despite the current economic crisis and the whispers of some companies falling into problems, the Spanish exhibitors were out in force to show they were ready to fight the battle.

AFIAL had stiff competition from three other tradeshows, which were all taking place at the same time: ISE Amsterdam, The ARC Show London and LLB Norway. Some companies decided to split their resources, while others decided to concentrate on just one show